Why we are needed in East London
East London remains one of the most deprived areas in the country. Situated next to the City of London – home to some of the wealthiest corporations in the UK – East London continues to have high incidences of poverty and homelessness.
Last year 8,096 (according to CHAIN Street to Home Report 2015-16) people slept rough on London’s streets, a 13% increase from the previous year. Added to these stark figures are the thousands of hidden homeless: people who may be squatting, sofa surfing or in illegal tenancies.
That’s why we work here in East London to help those people that don’t have a home.
To find out how you can get involved more with us in our local community visit our Everyone for E1 page.